Memphis had a nice run.
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Game 4 has officially become the most important moment of the Pacers' season.
Just skip right to the fourth quarter.
You know, Big Al has more than earned his keep in Charlotte this season.
I've said my piece time and again about preferring team basketball to superstar shenanigans.
San Antonio did it again.
Thank the high heavens for <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C8y5z_7YtA">the Buffalo Wild Wings Button</a>.
Chicago had no business to be still playing in May this season.
The current iteration of the Memphis Grizzlies have been around for a while now.
So the semi-final rounds of the NBA Playoffs are underway and they're already awesome to everyone outside of Memphis.
The glass half full approach says be thankful we're one game away from leaving the longest first round in professional sports behind.
You can interpret Memphis' impressive win against the Clippers 103-93 win in a variety of ways; the story-lines flying around should make for some excellent water cooler talk Wednesday morning.
Ray Allen's Three-Point Marksmanship In Milwaukee Want some sort of perspective.
Even after my team locked up the worst record in the NBA, I’m trying hard to enjoy the NBA Playoffs because I think what LeBron James and the Miami Heat are doing this season, despite being what we’ve expected them to do from day one, is legendary stuff, and I think that the West is going to provide us with some exciting basketball all the way through Game 7 of the Conference Finals, before the eventual winner has to play the Heat in the NBA Finals.
Those familiar with Bill Simmons’ Book of Basketball recognize Jalen Rose’s “Dark Alley Fab Five” is essentially the same concept as The Sports Guy’s “All Foxhole Team.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/thunder-evacuate-memphis-with-a-triple-ot-win"> The OKC-Memphis series originally presented itself as a stopping point, the Thunder one step removed from reaching the Western Conference Finals and achieving destiny. Instead, the Grizzlies showed up and, by playing completely above their heads, have turned it into a slugfest upstaging most other series. It's been great to watch but comes to an end today in a winner-takes-all affair, with the loser can begin making calls to travel agents. Game 7 moves the series back to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder's odds are a little better after having won two of the three series games there and Memphis will be playing with that knowledge that no eighth seed has ever won a Game 7. Previously: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/thunder-evacuate-memphis-with-a-triple-ot-win">Thunder Evacuate Memphis With A Triple OT Win</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=190681"> Anyone else burned-out after watching the Thunder-Grizz TV marathon last night? Anybody else have a hard time determining which squad to root for in this series? With everything knotted up at 2-2, the NBA's undercard matchup may be turning into the best one going right now. In one corner stood the upstart Thunder, showing complete focus this postseason after building off last year's success. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kevin-durant">Kevin Durant</a>, seemingly usurped by Derrick Rose as the twinkle in sports media's eye, and Russell Westbrook possess every intention of loading the franchise and fans on their backs for a trip deep into the second season.
Midway through the NBA season, I remember casually remarking to Maurice that Zach Randolph may have finally turned his act around.
Vancouver Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is a fantasy basketball stud, but unfortunately for him, fantasy basketball doesn't pay the bills.
The Suns <a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=518939" target="_blank">blew out the Clippers 140-100</a> last night in Alvin Gentry's debut as Phoenix's coach, but the lopsided score was at least in part due to Zach Randolph's first quarter ejection for punching Louis Amundson.